Affordable Housing In Cherokee County
15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cherokee County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Cherokee County, Georgia
Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.
Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.
Public Housing Agencies Serving Cherokee County, Georgia
|Georgia Department of Community Affairs||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Cherokee County, Georgia
There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,371 affordable apartments for rent in Cherokee County, Georgia.
Income Based Apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia
Cherokee County features 225 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
Low Rent Apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia
There are 2,146 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cherokee County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Cherokee County, Georgia
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cherokee County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cherokee County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cherokee County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,160 and $1,418.
2022 Cherokee County, Georgia Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards
Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.
|Studio||One BR||Two BR||Three BR||Four BR|
|Cherokee County, Georgia Fair Market Rent||$1,111||$1,131||$1,289||$1,596||$1,951|
|Cherokee County, Georgia Payment Standard Range||$1,000 to $1,222||$1,018 to $1,244||$1,160 to $1,418||$1,436 to $1,756||$1,756 to $2,146|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Cherokee County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||15|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,371|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||225|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||22.65%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.87|
|Average Household Size||2.84|
|Median Household Income||$68,926 ±$2,411|
|Median Rent||$1,010 ±$39|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||45.08% ± 3.68pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Cherokee County is a county in Georgia with a population of 225,944. There are 79,133 households in the county with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 22.65% of households in Cherokee County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Cherokee County
The median gross income for households in Cherokee County is $68,926 a year, or $5,744 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,010 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cherokee County, a household making less than $3,367 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Cherokee County.
Area Median Income In Cherokee County
Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.
In Cherokee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,200
Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.
Rental Assistance in Cherokee County
Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.
Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Cherokee County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cherokee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cherokee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cherokee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Cherokee County
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|Ball Ground||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ball Ground is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.|
|Canton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Canton are the Canton Housing Authority and Georgia Department of Community Affairs.|
|Holly Springs||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holly Springs is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.|
|Mountain Park||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mountain Park is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.|
|Nelson||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nelson is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.|
|Waleska||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waleska is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.|
|Woodstock||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodstock is the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.|